LibriVox recording of My School Days, by E. Nesbit. Read by Cori Samuel.
A short memoir about the author's school days, serialised in The Girl's Own Paper from October 1896 to September 1897. It includes stories about teachers, fellow pupils, the things that scared her most as a child (and even as an adult) and a vivid account of the best summer of her childhood.
Summary by Cori Samuel.
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An expressive ladylike voice for a warm poetic narrative about school days in 19th century Europe. Cori Samuel even pronounces the word 'diamond' with elegant fullness! What a treat to listen to this in bed at night! Thank you, Cori.
We know E Nesbit as author of 'The Railway Children', 'Five Children and It' and many other children's classics. This is her memoir of childhood, wonderfully read by Cori Samuel. It's one of the delights of the LibriVox project that volunteers find and record little gems like this, that would otherwise go unnoticed. Thank you, Cori!